Despite having Nameless Ghouls and attempting to keep us in the dark with who is in the band Ghost, it seems there’s more to it. We are just a few months away from Ghost takin the opening spot on Iron Maiden’s second leg of the North American Book of Souls tour, and things seem to be spicing up not in their favor. It wasn’t too long ago when we discovered the band went through at least ten lineup changes in under a decade including teasing us with a new album with a (once again) brand new lineup. The only former member who came clean was Swedish guitarist Martin Persner, who claimed to be Omega.
In a breaking new Swedish article on Corren.se, four former Nameless Ghouls are suing Papa Emeritus, who may or may not be Tobias Forge, for $200,000, claiming missing wages and allowances for several years.
The site claims (translated via google):
“The four musicians behind the application also demand that the court should require the bandleader under penalty of SEK 200 000, or the amount that the court considers reasonable, the company reported revenues and expenses for the financial years 2011 to 2016 and that he also recognizes the company’s assets at December 31, 2016.”
According to the lawsuit, Papa Emeritus collected all of the band’s revenues including merchandise and owned music recordings. It has been reported that in 2012, members of the band didn’t receive any compensation.
Persner, the Ghoul who outed himself is not one of the former members who is part of this lawsuit. However, according to the article, the musicians who performed with Ghost last fall, including November 12th’s show at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, have not been seen since. There are no further updates at this time due to it being in the hands of the law, however, with Papa Emeritus’ recent fall, maybe he has a lot on his mind.